EFL Championship interest in Aston Villa's Nigeria-eligible central midfielder
Published: June 22, 2022
EFL Championship interest in Aston Villa's Nigeria-eligible central midfielder

England U19 international of Nigerian descent Tim Iroegbunam may be on his way out of Aston Villa on a temporary basis before the close of the summer transfer window, if reports from the English press are anything to go by.

 

According to The Athletic UK, unnamed EFL Championship clubs are lining up to to take the central midfielder on loan next season.

 

Aston Villa, led by Steven Gerrard, have to decide what is best for him, whether to loan out the promising teenager to a second tier club where he is guaranteed minutes or keep him in the first team to understudy the more experienced midfielders.

 

Per the report, Iroegbunam is likely to be behind Boubacar Kamara and Marvelous Nakamba in the pecking order of central midfielders should he remain at Villa Park in the forthcoming season, therefore a loan move to the Championship will benefit him.

 

The 18-year-old is a highly regarded prospect at Aston Villa, making the matchday squad for Premier League games on twenty two occasions last season and was given minutes in three games.

 

Iroegbunam joined Aston Villa from West Brom last July and eight months later, signed a contract extension until 2027.

 

He is currently on international duty with the Young Lions at the 2022 European U19 Championship and went the distance in a 2-0 win over Austria at the weekend.

 

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

 

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